Changing vSphere Clients

Well, we all knew that this was coming, but VMware has announced that, as of the next release of vSphere, the C# client will no longer be supported.  So, what can you do if you hate Flash?  Well, there's a bit of good news on that front: VMware is moving to an HTML5 web client, instead of the Flash web client that we currently use.  And, more good news, if you'd like to try it out today, VMware has released an HTML5 Client Fling!  It can't do everything yet, but it can do many of the most common administrative actions and will hopefully see the rapid addition of functionality.

Just like all Flings, this is not supported by VMware.  That doesn't mean that using it will cancel your support or something, but it does mean that if you run into issues support is going to ask you to go back to the Flash client.  Since the HTML5 client Fling is available in addition to the Flash client, that should be rather painless.

Of course, other management tools (like PowerCLI) will continue to work as they always have.  So, if you're like me and "stop using the C# client!" got parsed as "start using PowerCLI!" you won't have much to worry about ;)


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